Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Ipswich: Family’s tribute to ‘kind and thoughtful’ father who died after crash

PUBLISHED: 08:26 20 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:26 20 January 2014

Colin Crowther

Colin Crowther

Archant

The family of an Ipswich father-of-two who died following a road accident last week have paid tribute to him.

Colin Crowther, 69, was described as a “kind, thoughtful and considerate” man in a statement released by his family today.

He was cycling on the southbound carriageway of Old London Road at Copdock on Thursday afternoon when he was involved in a collision with a blue Citroen CV.

Mr Crowther, of Ipswich, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Ipswich Hospital. He died later that evening.

The family of Mr Crowther from Brackenhayes Close, released a statement on Sunday morning.

It said: “Colin Crowther, a retired planning officer, is survived by his wife, a brother, two children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and as of December a great nephew.

“Although 69 years old, Colin was a keen walker, climber and cyclist, who could be seen regularly out and about on his new racing bike.

“Colin was a quiet private man, however his kind, thoughtful and considerate presence was welcomed by neighbours, former work colleagues together with his family and friends.

“His sudden absence from the community will be sorely felt, particularly by his two granddaughters who idolised their ‘Grandpop’.”

Suffolk police are carrying out an investigation into the accident and appealing for witnesses to come forward. Call police on 101.

0 comments

Suffolk’s tourism industry is facing a major headache ahead of the arrival of the Tour of Britain cycling race – but it’s the kind of problem businesses will relish.

Childhood obesity rates appear to be rising in Suffolk, with a new report estimating that one in seven children leaving primary school are now classed as obese.

A family of badgers have been blamed for causing a sink hole on the only road into a lonely Suffolk hamlet where superstar actor Benedict Cumberbatch is filming a new BBC TV drama.

An Ipswich drug dealer who ran off when police stopped a car he was driving and was found by a police dog has been locked up for more than three years.

A Regency mansion, which was once home to the wealthy Courtauld family, has been put up for sale - and is already attracting a lot of interest.

A Colchester further education (FE) college says it is making “all the right decisions” to support a sustainable future after receiving a notice of concern for its financial health from a government agency.

Tens of thousands of spectators expected to watch Britain’s premier cycling event could bring a boost of more than £500,000 to Tendring’s economy, it is hoped.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24